Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @johnsonjakep

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A general view of ambulances at the scene of a terrorist attack in the Las Ramblas area on August 17, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Officials say 13 people are confirmed dead and at least 50 injured after a van plowed into people in the Las Ramblas area of the city this afternoon. News
Thursday, August 17, 2017
After Attack in Spain, Trump Invokes 'Vile' Myth Celebrating Mass Execution of Muslims
As Barcelona, Spain reeled from an attack on Thursday that left 13 people dead and dozens more injured, President Donald Trump quickly took to Twitter to both denounce the attack and recount a " vile " myth that claims a U.S. general— though the story has been thoroughly debunked — executed 49...
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Wednesday night, marchers—singing "We are not afraid" and "We shall overcome"—offered a peaceful and hopeful alternative to the violence and hatred that was on display at the so-called "Unite the Right" rally. News
Thursday, August 17, 2017
'Hope Not Hatred': Thousands Gather Across US in Rebuke to Trump, Neo-Nazis
Replacing torches with candles and hate with hope, thousands gathered across the United States Wednesday night to mourn the death of Heather Heyer and stand peacefully against the violence perpetrated by neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. "There seem to be way more people with...
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Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a campaign rally on April 23, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. News
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Duterte, Recipient of Trump Praise, Just Threatened to Have Human Rights Activists Shot
As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly "war on drugs"—which U.S. President Donald Trump has praised as an " unbelievable " success—has continued to intensify in recent days with at least 60 people killed this week, Duterte raised further alarm on Wednesday by suggesting that human rights...
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Flowers, candles and chalk-written messages surround a photograph of Heather Heyer on the spot where she was killed and 19 others injured when a car slammed into a crowd of people protesting against a white supremacist rally, August 16, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. News
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Murder of Heather Heyer Only "Magnified Her," Mom Tells White Supremacists
"I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're gonna make it count."
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"Senator, you suck!" yelled some in the audience at a Colorado town hall held by Sen. Cory Gardner. News
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
GOP Senator Drowned Out By Cheers for 'Single Payer' at Town Hall
When Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) took the stage at a scheduled town hall on Tuesday in Greeley, Colorado, he apparently didn't expect to be confronted by a crowd full of enthusiastic supporters of single-payer healthcare. "Just in general, the stuff Colorado stands for, I feel like Trump and...
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Mark Ruffalo joins Michael Moore as he leads his Broadway audience to Trump Tower to protest President Donald Trump on August 15, 2017 in New York City. News
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore Lead NYC Protest Against 'Absolutely Racist' Trump
On the heels of President Donald Trump's " unhinged " press conference Tuesday, filmmaker Michael Moore arranged for buses to transport the audience of his broadway show "The Terms of My Surrender" to Trump Tower to protest the president's defense of white supremacists and mourn the death of...
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US President Donald Trump delivers remarks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. He fielded questions from reporters about his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and white supremacists. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
'This Is Sick': Unscripted and Unhinged Trump Reverts to Defending Neo-Nazis
David Duke among white supremacists thanking president for standing up for "the truth" on Charlottesville
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"Take this horror moment that we're in and times it by 20, times it by 200. That's what's going on in every federal agency that's under his control every single day," Moore said News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Michael Moore: Don't Lose Sight of the 'Horror' Trump Inflicts Every Single Day
During an appearance on MSNBC 's "The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell" Monday night, filmmaker Michael Moore urged Americans to keep their eyes on the entirety of President Donald Trump's policy agenda, even as "our attention is rightly on what's going on in Virginia and around the country." "...
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U.S. President Donald Trump (C) delivers opening remarks during a meeting with (L-R) Wendell Weeks of Corning, Alex Gorsky of Johnson & Johnson, Michael Dell of Dell Technologies and other other business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 23, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
'Grandstanders': Trump Lashes Out as CEOs Pressured to Denounce Racism
The CEOs of some of America's largest companies are rushing to distance themselves from President Donald Trump following his failure to immediately denounce white supremacist violence —and the president is lashing out. Business leaders once hailed by Trump as geniuses were ripped as " grandstanders...
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"Thousands of people are sick, but there are not enough hospitals, not enough medicines, not enough clean water." News
Monday, August 14, 2017
As Yemen Cholera Cases Reach 500,000, US and UK Condemned for Complicity
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced that the number of cholera cases in Yemen had reached 500,000. "In backing this war with billions of dollars of arms sales and military support, the U.S. and the U.K. are complicit in the suffering of millions of people in Yemen." —Katy Wright...
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